*Those high-tech, space-age, precision ball bearings. Man, no iPhone buyer could be any prouder or happier. ”Soviet Means Excellent.”
Today in history: On April 12, 1961, aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1), the Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the earth.
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MATTEL: 1967 Major Matt Mason Lunar Base Command Set
My neighbor had this when I was a kid!!
Today is the birthday of the first woman in space! Happy birthday to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova!
Happy Birthday Valentina!
As a cosmonaut Serebrov performed four space flights. In August 1982 he performed a space flight as a flight engineer on board the Soyuz T-7 spaceship with Leonid Popov- Chief pilot and woman-cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, who was a cosmonaut researcher. Serebrov worked on board the orbital station Salyut-6 with the main space crew - Anatoly Berezovoi and Valentin Lebedev.
Sereberov was on his second mission to space in April 1983, when he was sent to the orbital station Salyut-7 on board the spaceship Soyuz- T-8 with Chief Pilot Vladimir Titov and flight engineer Gennady Strekalov. Because of the failure of the aerial on board the spaceship and malfunctioning of the rapprochement system “Igla” the scheduled docking of the “Soyuz T-8” with the Salyut-7 orbital station was not carried out. Serebrov’s space mission then continued for two days.
His third space flight as a flight engineer sent to the orbital station “Mir” with Chief pilot Alexander Viktorenko continued since September 6 , 1989 until February 19, 1990. During the space flight Serebrov made five space walks.
Serebrov had been to space a fourth time as a flight engineer of the Soyuz-TM-17 spaceship with Chief pilot Vasily Tsibliyev and research astronaut Jean-Pierre Hignere since July 1, 1993 until January 14. 1994. During the flight Serebrov made five space walks.
A beautiful colour(ed) photo of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. In: Flieger-Jahrbuch, 1965. Eine Internationale Umschau Der Luft- Und Raumfahrt. Herausgegeben Von Heinz A. f. Schmidt. Transpress Veb verlag Für Verkehrswesen Berlin, 1964.
Just an original idea, done in gouache and edited in Ps…
Sally ride sitting in front of the Stanford radio telescope, also known as the Dish. Ride earned her Bachelors degree, Masters degree and Ph. D. at Stanford University and studied, among others, astro physics.
Photo by Chuck Painter. (via kejames)